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Marriage, Religion, And An Alternative To Christian Family Values

Results from a recent survey by the Pew Research Center for People and the Press show that Christian churches are not teaching their members to be accepting of other people. They’re merely teaching them to be accepting of other Christians. [...]

States With Gay Marriage Have Higher Fertility

One of the arguments people make to justify their opposition to the legalization of same-sex marriage is that marriage equality will wreck fertility rates. The purpose of marriage, they say, is to create children. Heterosexual unions often create children, while homosexual unions can’t do this without some extra fussing around, and so, these people say, [...]

Mitch McConnell: Communist Sympathizer by Association?

Yesterday’s mail brought Irregular Times quite a claim: Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is apparently a communist sympathizer! Jack Blackburn writes:

Senator Mitch McConnell is supposed to represent KY. USA in Congress for American Freedom, Idealism, and Capitalism! Does he really do this? He is marrried to the Daughter of a Chinese COMMUNIST Billionaire [...]

GOP Illinois Congressional Candidate Suggests Family Is Only For Christians

“I stand by my principles as a Christian man, and will govern to the best of my ability by those standards,” says Paul McKinley, but where does that leave the rather sizeable minority of residents of the 2nd district of Illinois who are not Christian? [...]

Americans Elect Funder and Chair Peter Ackerman Hires Son to run Rules Committee

For a connected chain of private political corporations, arranging presidential elections is a family affair.

In the 2008 election season, when Unity08 organized to run its own ticket for President of the United States, co-founder Hamilton Jordan had his daughter placed in the leadership of its youth effort, UnityPetition. Jordan also placed his daughter’s schoolteacher [...]

Partly Sunny and Warm: A Fine Day to Protest the Patriot Act in DC

After a long winter, isn’t it nice to stretch your legs and take a walk in the warming sunshine? Isn’t it nice to bring your family along to a park and watch the kids play on the grass?

So why not do that? If you live near Washington, DC, why not bring your family down [...]

New York Senate Democrats Flake Out On Marriage Equality

Some Democrats in the New York State are supporting marriage equality, but others are working against it. The Democratic majority leader, Malcolm Smith, is working to block the bill from coming to a vote. [...]

Same Sex Marriage States Have Had Fewer Divorces

The five states that have legalized same sex marriage are: Iowa, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maine. They have a divorce rate that is almost 20 percent lower than the rest of the states for which the latest divorce statistics are available. [...]

Prince Mitt and Crown Regent Jeb: Down With the Monarchy!

“We are the party of the revolutionaries, they are the party of the monarchists!” — Republican Mitt Romney, son of Republican Governor George Romney and Republican Senate candidate Lenore Romney, standing next to Republican Jeb Bush, brother of former President George W. Bush, son of former President George H.W. Bush, grandson of Senator Prescott Bush.

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Senator DeMint Thinks 28,000 Per Year Is Enough to Pay for Health Insurance

Try to calculate how you would get by if you had to live on your own with a small child on just $28,000. It’s extremely difficult to do, and it would get even more difficult if you had to pay for the health insurance premiums that Senator DeMint tried to impose. [...]

Country First, Family Second Doesn't Apply Just to Sarah Palin

This morning someone asked me to design a “Country First, Family Second” bumper sticker about Sarah Palin. I declined; the phrase made me queasy. Part of my queasiness was in reprinting the “Country First” slogan that Rowan notes is tied to totalitarianism. But mainly I have a problem with the premise of the sticker that [...]